ORIGIN AND CHARACTERISTICS

Perlite is a petrographic term for a siliceous volcanic rock which naturally occurs in certain region throughout the world. It has a distinguishing feature which sets it apart from other volcanic materials – it’s ability to expand four to twenty times its original volume when heated to certain temperatures.

When heated above 1640ºF (890ºC) crushed perlite rock expands in a manner similar to popcorn. This expansion is due to the presence of combined water with the crude perlite rock. The combined water vaporizes during the heating process and creates countless tiny bubbles which account for its light weight and other exceptional physical properties of  expanded perlite.​

DESCRIPTION

Ultralite Perlite Filter Aid is produced by continuous milling and classifying the expanded perlite under stringent quality control conditions.

These materials exhibit a unique, jagged, interlocking   structure with myriad of microscopic channels to enable optimum flow rates and clarities for a variety of applications.

In  the past two decades, the use of perlite as filter aid has taken over diatomite in terms of efficiency and economy. It is also a known fact that the trend will further escalate in the near future as  perlite-related products continue to gain  acceptance in the world market. It is also widely accepted because it is NON-HAZARDOUS AND NON-TOXIC.

BASIC FUNCTIONS OF FILTRATION

Remove Suspended Solids
- Effective Clarification
- Maintain Practical flow rates
- Cost Efficient
- Safe and dependable

THE NEED TO USE FILTER AID
●   Improved Filtrate Clarity
●   Improved Filter Flow Rates
●   Improved Cost Efficiency of Filtration

APPLICATION

ADVANTAGES

ULTRALITE BASIC ADVANTAGES IN FILTRATION

Economy
ULTRALITE PERLITE FILTER  AID has a wide range of densities. Because  of its low density characteristic , total filter aid cost can be reduced by  25-50% which is an important  consideration when comparing cost.  ULTRALITE Perlite Filter Aid offers more volume per ton in terms of usage.

Engineered Filter Aid Design
Production processes are closely monitored and controlled so that each filter aid has a characteristic clarity and flow rate ratio. Standardized filtration and permeability tests ensure that Ultralite Perlite will capture suspended solids at an efficient flow rate.

Standard and Custom Application Grades
The unit operations of filtration is a balance and trade-off between attainable filtrate clarity and  filtrate flow rates.   Efficient  control  of  the production  process  gives  United  Perlite Corporation the advantages  of supplying  a  wide  spectrum  of different filter aid grades in order to meet the clarity and flow rate needs of various applications.

Proven United Perlite Corp. Ore Deposits
The size and quality of the UPC ore deposits have been confirmed through extensive geological analysis and exploration, thereby  ensuring a source of high quality filter aid for many years. Mining, hauling, and processing are all performed by UPC. This provides a dependable supply of filter to our customers. As with UPC’s other filter aid products, Ultralite Perlite is available through an extensive distributor network or direct sales.

Low Dry Bulk and Wet Product Densities
Filter aids are purchased by weight, but applied by volume.  Ultralite  is competitively priced and  has  a product density  up  to  50%  lower than many other filter aids.  This combination gives  Ultralite  Perlite a significant advantage when calculating the cost to filter a gallon of process slurry.

Quality Ore
Quality ore reduces the amount of contaminants which might get into the finished filter aid. Consequently, Ultralite Perlite is essentially inert in most processes and, when used as directed, is safe for filter operators to handle.

BENEFITS AS A PRECOAT
1.  ESTABLISHES IMMEDIATE FILTRATE CLARITY
2.  MAINTAINS FILTRATE CLARITY THROUGHOUT THE FILTRATION CYCLE
3.  PREVENTS BLINDING OF THE FILTER SEPTUM
4.  INCREASES THE FILTRATION CYCLE
5.  INCREASES FILTER FLOW RATES
6.  ENHANCES CAKE RELEASE AT THE END OF A CYCLE
7.  REDUCES FILTER CLEAN-UP TIME
8.  PROLONGS THE LIFE OF THE FILTER SEPTUM

BENEFITS AS A BODYFEED
1.  MAINTAINS FILTRATE CLARITY THROUGHOUT THE FILTRATION CYCLE
2.  REDUCES THE SPECIFIC RESISTANCE OF THE FORMED CAKE SOLIDS
3.  INCREASES FILTER FLOW RATES
4.  REDUCES FORMED CAKE SOLIDS MOISTURE CONTENT
5.  INCREASES FILTRATION CYCLE TIME
6.  REDUCES OVERALL FILTER DOWN-TIME

COMBINED ULTRALITE PERLITE PRECOAT AND BODYFEED BENEFITS
1. IMPROVED OVER ALL FILTER PERFORMANCE WHEN CLARITY, FLOW RATES & COST EFFICIENCIES ARE POOR
2. MAXIMIZING FILTER THROUGH-OUT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE FILTRATION PROCESS IS THE  BOTTLENECK  IN PRODUCTION

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